What are the major projects you will complete in this course?
Students create a proposal and presentation for a rollercoaster to a mock Universal Studio set of executives. This design will include parametric equations, research on physics, marketing , artistic design and a cost analysis.
"You should take this course if you are excited about continuing on in higher level math after BC Calculus."
AT Multivariable Calculus
ID: 43043 Grade: 9-12 Length: Semester
Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC
Note: The Advanced Topic (AT) designation indicates a course is at university level, putting it at or above the level of a traditional Advanced Placement (AP) course. This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.
This course covers topics found in typical semester-long multivariable calculus courses at universities. The course will focus on multivariable calculus including visualizing and working with functions of several variables, vectors and vector-valued functions, differentiating functions of several variables, gradients, partial derivatives, and multiple integration of several variables. Students will complete a group project aligning their skills to real world physical models and present their findings to a group of experts. Students finish the semester with an individual project that connects multivariable calculus with new contexts.
What I love most about AT Multivariable Calculus is the class environment. I am surrounded by people who genuinely love math just as much as I do, but more importantly, I'm surrounded by people who I can learn with and learn from. There are multiple times throughout the course where I find myself comfortably admitting that I need help and receiving support form my classmates. Apart from the course material, the most challenging aspect of the course would be 'extending’ our thinking. Our teacher gives us projects that build off of the material we have learnt, but he asks us to challenge ourselves by incorporating our passions or creating something new in relation to the topic.”
Class of 2019
Through this course, I've learned some of the most interesting math concepts and have applied these concepts onto the most memorable projects in my life as a high schooler. It challenges you to stretch and combine your previous knowledge of calculus, algebra, and geometry. If you're considering continuing your journey in math after high school, taking Multivariable Algebra has definitely given me a smooth transition into my university math courses.
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